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Black Men | Nov 28 – Dec 29

Black Men | Nov 28 – Dec 29

UrbArts will redefine Black Friday with its latest exhibit, Black Men. Featuring 18 stunning works by Roland Burrow, Billy Williams, C’Babi Bayoc, and Adrian Walker, this exhibit shows the many representations of black men and counters the stereotypical images that limit what’s possible in the mind’s eye. During the exhibit run, UrbArts will screen a…

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UrbSLAM Saint Louis Tracker 2014-15

UrbSLAM Saint Louis Tracker 2014-15

The 2014-2015 UrbSLAM season begins August 30th. Cash prize is $50 for first place only. Poets are free to compete. Performances are audience judged. Poets are expected to follow Poetry Slam, Inc rules. There will be 8 slams this season and you must earn 8 points to qualify for the Final on Saturday, April 25th, 2015. Four winning poets will…

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Statement from Aireez DaRychuss on UrbArts Opening

Statement from Aireez DaRychuss on UrbArts Opening

Let us be the bearers of light when times are most dark.  Let us, the artists, speak against injustices through our art, and formulate plans to inspire community transformation through our alliance.  For we are the writers of truth, painters of possibilities, and photographers of liberated screams. We are singers of redemption and musicians of…

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UrbArts Opens Northside Arts Venue

UrbArts Opens Northside Arts Venue

SAINT LOUIS, MO. – May 22, 2014 – UrbArts expands their programs-based operation by opening a 2,300 square foot storefront arts venue in the revitalized Crown Square business and residential district of Old North Saint Louis on the city’s Northside. Located at 2600 N. 14th Street, UrbArts will host its grand opening on June 21st…

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STL Picks 2014 UrbSLAM Team

STL Picks 2014 UrbSLAM Team

SAINT LOUIS, MO. – April 26, 2014 – Top spoken word poets battled with piercing literary devices to win their place on the 2014 UrbSLAM touring team at UrbSLAM Final Stage held at Legacy Books and Café. Chris Ware took the top prize as UrbSLAM champion, beating out five other contestants for the distinction. The…

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K-Word wins, Truth B Told takes Indies

K-Word wins, Truth B Told takes Indies

SAINT LOUIS, Mo. — April 19, 2014 — Kirkwood High School’s poetry slam team – K-Word – wins third annual VerbQuake Grand Slam and Hazelwood West student Truth B Told captures individual championship. Poems critiquing government inaction on immigration policy to the sexual objectification of women were seared into the consciousness of over 100 audience…

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Top Teams Set for 3rd VerbQuake Grand Slam

Top Teams Set for 3rd VerbQuake Grand Slam

Saint Louis, MO – April 1, 2014 – Four teams of high school poets will vie for the Grand Slam championship during poetry month at the Missouri History Museum. K-Word of Kirkwood High School, Slam Cats of Hazelwood West, Cardinal Ritter College Preparatory and Cleveland NJROTC emerged from tournament competition in March to sling metaphors…

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